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Yahoo Store Customer Registration Installation $150 and up

Posted on August 30th, 2010 by Matt Sampson - Colorado Web Solutions

Cusomer Registration installationAs you have probably seen by now, Yahoo! released an extremely anticipated update to Yahoo Store’s this month, Customer Registration. We have been waiting for this feature for a LONG time and we are extremely excited to see that it is officially out. We are also excited to see that it is working perfectly! If you are a Yahoo Store Merchant with any sort of design customization on your store you may have also noticed that it is not super easy to install without some basic RTML knowledge.

We have spent some time researching, testing and playing with the Customer Registration functionality and today we are happy to release our pricing for installation. Many other companies are charging one fee to install Customer Registration, but we have decided to offer three different installation options based on your needs and budget.

Customer Registration Installation Only: $150

Installation Only: With this option we will code your custom templates to allow for the new Customer Registration and give you the opportunity to enable the registration and customize your colors on your own. [More Details] [Order Installation]

Customer Registration Installation & Color Optimization: $250

Installation & Color Optimization: We will install the Customer Registration on your custom templates and adjust the colors to match the look and feel of your site. [More Details] [Order Installation]

Customer Registration Install, Color Optimization & Custom Buttons: $500

Installation, Color Optimization & Custom Buttons: This is the best option for conversions. We will install the Customer Registration, modify the colors to match the look and feel of your site and also design all of the custom buttons necessary to create a perfectly seamless experience for your customers. [More Details] [Order Installation]

As an Additional Bonus we are also offering a 50% discount on Floating Cart Installations ($100) if you add a floating cart install to your Customer Registration Install order! ORDER NOW

Ready to get started? SIGN UP NOW for your installation!

Some details on the Customer Registration Installations:

Location: We will install your Customer Registration directly above the header of your site. We can align the content to the right or to the left (we suggest left).

Time Frame: Customer Registration typically takes just a few days, but that will be based on the number of pending installations when you order. If you are in a hurry to get this installed, please sign up asap.

More details:

Here’s the Official Yahoo! Blog post about the new Customer Registration Feature and here are the Help pages as well.

As always, if you have any questions please let us know. We are excited to start installing Customer Registration for Yahoo Stores on your store today!

Have a great week everyone.

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Great Article on Blogging with Sales in Mind

Posted on August 24th, 2010 by Matt Sampson - Colorado Web Solutions

Hi Everyone –

I read an article this morning that I wanted to share with you from Social Media Examiner ( The author, Nathan, did an excellent job providing concrete examples of how your blog can be used better as a sales tool, without coming across like a sales tool. I’ll include a little of the article below and provide a link to the full text.

If you do not have a blog for your Yahoo Store yet, we can set one up for you for very little money.


No matter how great your company is at playing the social media game, let’s not kid ourselves… The ultimate goal for many businesses is profit, not engagements, retweets or Facebook likes.

The real question is how many people are buying what you’re selling?

Unfortunately, getting your blog readers to buy what you’re selling, especially if you run an online business, can be difficult. This article will reveal a proven technique to turn your blog into a sales engine.

If your social media campaigns are not netting you any cash, then you’ll be out of the game in a hurry.

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are great marketing channels, but the blog is king. If you aren’t setting your blog up to convert when new Twitter or Facebook users come your way, then your entire content marketing plan will be in jeopardy.

So what do you do to overcome this? You not only have to find a way to build in social proof, provide a value proposition, craft an offer and convince readers that your product is worthwhile, but you also have to do it in a way that isn’t pushy, doesn’t confuse people and works for you around the clock.

Sounds impossible, right? Wrong.

This article will introduce the concept of using your blog as a lateral sales page.

Read the rest of this article here:

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Free SEO Reports for Yahoo Store Owners @

Posted on August 10th, 2010 by Matt Sampson - Colorado Web Solutions has always been a hidden gem within our company. Our clients that use it absolutely love it and the ones that haven’t heard of it yet don’t know what they are missing. Until now. I am very happy to announce that we have just launched a brand new version of and with that launch we have added the ability to order a FREE SEO REPORT with absolutely no obligation. We don’t even need a credit card from you!

In addition to the new “Freebie” SEO Program we are offering, we have added two new paid options to the mix to bring the total packages to five. We offer Monthly, Weekly and even Daily SEO reporting now. Our monthly packages start at only $15 a month!

If you are not familiar with 15SEO yet, let me tell you a little bit about what we offer and how it benefits you as a Yahoo Store Merchant. There are way too many features to list them all here, so if you would like to get more in-depth information about 15SEO’s features, please click here to view them all.

In a nut shell, 15SEO offers you the ability to track your store’s ranking within the three major search engines,, and We track on an individual keyword basis and at the start of every month we send you a detailed and easy to read report outlining your search engine rankings, how they have changed from the previous month and provide you with a list of keywords that are not showing up at all in the engines. In addition, we send monthly tips and guidance for Yahoo Store owners to work within their own store and improve their search engine rankings.

If you would like to learn more details about the new SEO Programs for Yahoo! Stores, please click here.

Our new re-design also brings with it a new feature that has been extremely popular so far. Live Sample Reports! If you are unsure as to whether 15SEO’s reports are right for you, we have a live sample report available for you to play with, view and explore. If you would like to see the live SEO report samples, please visit:

What reports are prepared every month for your Yahoo Store?

An overview report on your SEO success

You will receive an in-depth analysis online of your sites performance, changes and rankings in relation to the search engines and keywords you have specified. These reports will aggregate the data so each month you’ll see performance trends and overall statistics.

Keywords that are newly indexed in the engines

Another great way to measure your results. If you are adding fresh content on a fairly regular basis, you should start to see more and more keywords added to this list each month. This is a list of any keyword that was not listed in the previous month and now is listed in one of the engines.

Average position within the Search Engines

It’s important to have details and data, but it’s also important to be able to glance at your data quickly and identify your SEO success. This report simply averages out all of your rankings into a final number and then graphs that data every month creating a trend report of your ranking success.

Keywords no longer listed in the engines

We hope that this list is always empty, but inevitably listings move up and down and you’re bound to have keywords fall from the top 5 pages from time to time. This list will give you a heads up of keywords that used to be listed but no longer are in the current month.

Every keyword and where it ranks

Every month we will provide you with a full list of all the keywords we are tracking for you and where they rank in the three major engines. This list provides a great overview of your SEO success. Each keyword can be clicked on to view an individual success report over time and view more detailed info.

Every URL found Report

As we are running your reports every month, we also keep track of every individual URL we see from your site. We will provide you with a list of all the url’s (web pages on your site) that we found and on which engines they were found. You can further click the link and see all of the keywords that listed that particular URL.

Top 5 Rising Keywords

Have you been targeting specific keywords that you hope to promote higher in the engines within your content and blog? This is a list of the 5 keywords that are climbing the fastest in the search engines. A perfect way to see your work paying off.

Top 5 Falling Keywords

A lot of energy is put into getting keywords phrases higher and higher in the search engines. Once the terms are indexed we tend to move on to new keywords. This list will give you some red flags of keywords that are falling out of favor in the engines and allow you to react before it is too late to save them.

Keywords not listed in the engines

This is one of the most useful reports you will ever receive for your website. All of the keywords on this list are terms that are not found on any one of the particular engines. We highly suggest using this list to help populate any new content, blog posts, etc that you add to your site.

Keywords in the #1 Position Report

This is our favorite list! Any keyword you are tracking that returns your site as the number one result is listed on this list. In a perfect world, you would see 40 keywords listed on this list every month.

As you can see, we offer a great deal of information for Yahoo Store Owners. Our programs start at only $15 a month so they will fit in virtually any store owners budget and provide great data for continued SEO success.

I truly hope that you enjoy the new features and reports we are now offering at Stop by for your Free SEO Report and see for yourself the power that SEO insight can provide.

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Free Webinar introducing Bing’s Free Shopping Engine

Posted on August 10th, 2010 by Matt Sampson - Colorado Web Solutions

Hello everyone! I just received some exciting news from our Partners at Go Data Feed regarding a new webinar they are hosting to introduce the new Bing Shopping Portal. Join GoDataFeed, our Shopping Feed Management partner, for a Free Webinar with guest speaker, Bruce Curling of Bing Shopping, to introduce Bing’s long-awaited Free Comparison Shopping Channel.

Get an overview of Bing Shopping’s new program, how to make the most out of your Bing Shopping feed campaign and gain valuable insight on how to:

· Drive Traffic to your Site for Free
· Expand your Reach to Bing’s 83 Million Unique Searchers
· Plan your Back-to-School and Holiday Shopping Channel Advertising Efforts

When: Tuesaday, August 17th, 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Reserve your Seat! Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at:

If you would like to learn more about GoDataFeed, please click here!

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